Theme Park & Water Park Tips
We understand that any family vacation can be unpredictable when it comes to traveling with kids, but we're here to help you best prepare for your trip to our parks. Learn about some of the family-friendly conveniences and services we offer at Busch Gardens and Water Country USA, including stroller rentals, nursing rooms, photo memberships and more.
Kids can play for free
With a 2-Park Preschool Pass, kids (ages 3-5) can enjoy FREE admission to our theme park and water park all spring and summer. Children under 3 do not require an admission ticket.
Check Your Child's Height
Learn what rides and slides your kids can enjoy by visiting one of our Height Check Stations at Busch Gardens and Water Country USA, near the entrance of the park.
Is your child too small to ride?
Take turns riding your favorite rides with Child Swap. One parent can wait with the child who is not riding while the family rides. After they exit, the remaining parent can board the next available seat.
Photos with Sesame Street Friends
Make Memories and snap a picture with smiling faces and furry friends at 1-2-3 Smile with Me! in Sesame Street ® Forest of Fun ™. Other photo opportunities are also available around the park.
Kid-Friendly Menu Options
Each restaurant and dining location offers something for your little ones. All kids’ meals come with an entrée, Mott’s ® Applesauce, and a kid-sized drink (Honest Kids ® Juice, milk or fountain drink).
Tips by Parents for Parents
Get useful tips and suggestions from our Parent Panel (real-life, honest-to-goodness parents just like you) to help keep your visit stress-free and your family happy.
If you have food allergies or dietary restrictions, please review our allergen information. For special dietary concerns, ask a Food Service Team Member to speak with a supervisor.
While all of our restaurants are prepared to assist you, each park has a designated allergen-friendly location for your convenience.
Additional Guest Information
Please review our Accessibility Guides for each park for ride information and services available for guests with disabilities.
• Ride Accessibility Program
• Attraction Access & Rider Requirements
• Guests with Casts, Prosthetic Devices & Amputations
• Assistive Listening Devices & Show Scripts
• Package Pick-Up
• And more